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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Durango).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Rhizomes short. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 52-96 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths 8-20 cm long; subequal to internodes; glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 2-3.6 mm long; entire, or lacerate; obtuse, or acute. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 15-60 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; loose; 9-16 cm long; 4-10 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending, or spreading; 3-6 -nate; whorled at most nodes; 2-8 cm long. Panicle axis scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-5 mm long; scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.4-4.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent, or pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.2-1 mm long; 0.05-0.25 length of lemma.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.4-4.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent, or pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.2-1 mm long; 0.05-0.25 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.4-4.3 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.4-4.3 mm long; 1.1-1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 3.8-4.3 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.66-0.75 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 4-6 mm long overall; with a straight or slightly twisted column. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Rhachilla extension 1.6-1.9 mm long; pilose; with 1-1.5 mm long hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; lanceolate; 0.7-0.8 mm long. Anthers 3; 1.8-2.2 mm long; yellow. Stigmas 2. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; 1.8-2.5 mm long; light brown. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
Distribution
North America: Mexico.
Reference
Aveneae. Peterson et al 2006.

Native to:

Mexico Northeast

Calamagrostis divaricata P.M.Peterson & Soreng appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sida 21: 315 (2004)

Accepted by

  • Soreng, R.J., Davidse, G., Peterson, P.M., Zuloaga, F.O., Judziewicz, E.J., Filgueiras, T.S. & Morrone, O. (eds.) (2005). Catalogue of New World Grasses project. TROPICOS,the Missouri Botanical Garden's on-line taxonomic database http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/nwgc.html.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0